Paper Punching Leaves


Paper punches.....  not just for paper.

leaf art
leaf art

A whole new world opens up once you start looking outside.  Thank you Color Me Katie for the idea!

dried leaf shapes

dried leaf shapes

Now I'm drying them for future use... cards maybe?

dried leaf shapes






25 comments:

  1. WHY didn't I think of that?! Oh, I am soooo stealing this idea :)

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  2. Those will be pretty on cards. Good idea! I would copy you if I had any paper punches. ;)

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  3. What a clever idea! This is why I love blogging, I'd never think to try that! Pinning for later. :) -- your newest follower.

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  4. What a fun idea! My daughter loves using these hole punches...how fun to try them on leaves!

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  5. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. What a great idea! This could keep children occupied for quite a while and would be a lot of fun to do with them as well! You could arrange the shapes into pictures or designs and iron them between wax paper pieces to make window decorations.

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  7. Oh! This is genius! I have bunches of these punches (accidental rhyme!)and haven't used them in a long time. I can't wait to do this, thanks!

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  8. People like to collect leaves and why not punch them into cool shapes. GReat idea! :-)

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  9. Saw your link on the Ingenious Inkling blog. This is soooo cool! What a fantastic way to preserve some of the fallen leaves. TFS the idea. :)

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  10. And the leftover part could be a frame - how creative - I am afraid I have to pin this for future use.

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  11. So fun! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  12. Popping over from Bonbon Break ... Just had to tell you how much I LOVE this idea. We made crushed leaf mosaics recently & this is yet another fun art project to make with leaves.

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  13. What a lovely idea! Tis is a very inspirational blog :)

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  14. Elise,
    This is a definite "Why didn't I think of that!" What an awesome craft. I have a ton of punches and can't wait to try this :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)
    Michelle

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  15. I love your idea! They will make beautiful cards!

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  16. I have never thought about using the punches on leaves, you are a genious! Thank you for linking to my party, it is a delight to have you. :)

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  17. I have thought of many things to do with these leaves during autumn but, thisss takes the cake!!!

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  18. They look really great, but leaves crumble. How do you keep them from crumbling and falling apart?

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    1. Like all dried things, yes, they can crumble. You could try a coat of modge podge to see if that helps!

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  19. What a great idea. I never thought of it. I saw a link to this post from Craft on Twitter.

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